Knowles facing multiple fraud charges

A 42-year-old man, who has no fixed place of abode, will call the Psychiatric Hospital home for at least the next three weeks.

It is alleged that Laurence Alan Manning Knowles, who appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Criminal Court yesterday, committed six fraud related offences between April 10 and 16.

The unemployed man is accused of stealing a handbag, a pair of reading glasses, two purses, $65 in cash, a wallet, a cheque book, a Barbados identification card, an NIS card, a driver’s licence, a BARP card and a Massy card belonging to Johanna Gamblin on April 10.

He is also charged with uttering to Food Link Limited, a forged bill of exchange purporting to be a First Caribbean International Bank Limited cheque payable to Tapas Restaurant for $100, with intent to defraud.

It is alleged that on the same date, he obtained from Food Link Limited, $100 by virtue of the forged First Caribbean International Bank Limited cheque.

Knowles is also accused of uttering to Food Link Limited, a forged bill of exchange purporting to be a First Caribbean International Bank Limited cheque payable to Tapas Restaurant for $80, and that he obtained from Food Link Limited $100, by virtue of a forged First Caribbean International Bank Limited cheque payable to Tapas Restaurant for $80 on April 16.

On April 14, with intent to defraud, he also allegedly forged a certain bill of exchange purporting to be a First Caribbean International Bank Limited cheque payable to Tapas Restaurant for $100.

Knowles, who was represented by attorney-at-law Sian Lange, pleaded guilty to the theft charge. However, he could not plead to the indictable fraud charges.

When it came time for bail, police prosecutor Neville Reid argued against Knowles’ release, based on the seriousness of the offences before the court, and also that the accused had no fixed place to live.

Magistrate Frederick ruled in favour of the prosecution, and ordered that the accused make his second appearance in the Bridgetown court on May 23.

47 Responses to Knowles facing multiple fraud charges

  1. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn May 4, 2017 at 7:21 am

    I think is because of the colour of his skin.

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  2. Christi-Anne Roach
    Christi-Anne Roach May 4, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I was wondering the samething….mental hospital for fraud??? Odd

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  3. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince May 4, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Where is he from originally ???

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  4. Astra Holder
    Astra Holder May 4, 2017 at 7:31 am

    I was wondering how the man homeless and produce four checks to the same place nobody aint get suspicious… or was he just losted as homless to avoid scandal

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  5. Glendene Carter
    Glendene Carter May 4, 2017 at 7:45 am

    It’s every where they get away with lesser charges.

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  6. AniRo Burke
    AniRo Burke May 4, 2017 at 7:49 am

    2 Barbados boy

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  7. Dwayne Gittens
    Dwayne Gittens May 4, 2017 at 7:54 am

    asking for a friend if white people in the barbados court system are allowed to go jail or what ???

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    • Afrikan-Alchemist Elcock
      Afrikan-Alchemist Elcock May 4, 2017 at 7:56 am

      Lol….love this comment

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    • Angela Payne
      Angela Payne May 4, 2017 at 8:06 am

      Tell you friend yes, white people do go to jail, such a stupid question. Man kill a policeman while driving like a jasckass on the roads and he out on bail.

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    • Dwayne Gittens
      Dwayne Gittens May 4, 2017 at 8:09 am

      angela i more sure a white man kill his own son and get community service so dont get offended cause you represent the white community, reality is in barbados white people are treated differently no matter where they go

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    • Dwayne Gittens
      Dwayne Gittens May 4, 2017 at 8:10 am

      the man that kill the police while driving ridiculous is what skin color by the way ??? again asking for a friend

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    • Donna Bynoe
      Donna Bynoe May 4, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Here we go again!!!!

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    • Dwayne Gittens
      Dwayne Gittens May 4, 2017 at 8:20 am

      Yes here we go again white people ain’t superior to a soul where justice should be concern but since most the money and wealth between the white community that’s why they get treat differently

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    • Angela Payne
      Angela Payne May 4, 2017 at 8:38 am

      You can’t paint all white people with the same brush just as there are also black people who have favors rendered to them through the law, I am just so sick of all the racial talk, if some one coughs nowadays it’s because of slavery and massa that they have the cough 360 whatever years onward.I too was angry on your above story when it happened, very angry because I knew the victim .

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    • Dwayne Gittens
      Dwayne Gittens May 4, 2017 at 8:49 am

      Angela Payne reality is the slavery mentality is why white people get all those favors cause we still see them as superior and it has to be racial talk cause the color of your skin does make a difference

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    • Dwayne Gittens
      Dwayne Gittens May 4, 2017 at 8:51 am

      How many white people have been to the welfare department begging for assistance? Or how many white people resort to posting their plights in the various newspapers??? Cause their skin color bottom line so they ain’t got to beg for help so until I see a difference we still in slavery times only difference is that they paying us minimum wage

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    • Angela Payne
      Angela Payne May 4, 2017 at 9:12 am

      I will let you continue to have all your thoughts on white people , not a problem but been a white person I happen to know of many who need assistance but because they don’t go all over the press does not mean they do not exist.Check out for example the whites in St.John , are they living in luxury ??? I dislike that it is thought that all white people are just rolling over in money and privilege , so many of the majority of our population live well and it obvious that there will be poor people in any society regardless of their race or color, its life .

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    • Dwayne Gittens
      Dwayne Gittens May 4, 2017 at 9:25 am

      More poor blacks than poor whites and its proven so your facts are baseless you already admitted that whites get favours so that’s why this white thief and fraudster should be in jail point blank not in mental

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    • Sandra Mayers
      Sandra Mayers May 4, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Just a question – what is the percentage of blacks to whites in Barbados???

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    • Angela Payne
      Angela Payne May 4, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Does not take a rocket scientist to know there would be more poor blacks than whites, what is the percentage of black people in Barbados to the white percentage?I hope you have a fantastic day Dwayne.

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      • big red May 4, 2017 at 4:51 pm

        this comment would make sense if blacks and whites had similar poverty rates. but like all your other comments, it makes no sense.

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    • Dwayne Gittens
      Dwayne Gittens May 4, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Don’t care the percentage most of them living in luxury while we the blacks still suffering yet the color of your skin doesnt matter ??? Slavery and the slavery mentality left behind got these slave masters thinking all black people stupid or what

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    • Sherwin Patterson
      Sherwin Patterson May 4, 2017 at 9:51 am

      If ya poor and white in Bim yes ya ass will go to jail.But still wasnt Maloney in Jail a few decades ago?

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    • Charly Bamboo
      Charly Bamboo May 4, 2017 at 10:00 am

      Exactly.

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  8. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba May 4, 2017 at 7:56 am

    GO JAIL WHERE? JAIL AINT MAKE FOR THE LIKES OF HIM, THE BULGARIANS WHO ROBBED THE ATMS HERE, AMONGST OTHERS WHO ONLY GOT AH SLAP ON THE WRIST, ITS AH FACT…EXAMPLE IN CASE WID LUKE BJERK………….JAIL IS THE BLACK PEOPLE PIG PEN!!.

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  9. Nefertari K Pollard
    Nefertari K Pollard May 4, 2017 at 7:58 am

    White ppl laws different from black laws smfh

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  10. Empress-kei Kei
    Empress-kei Kei May 4, 2017 at 8:34 am

    He has been doing fraud for ever! How he get the apparatus to make fake checks if u homeless. I saw a lady with a drug problem that didn’t need jail but rehab get sentence. The law is so corrupt, his family have some connection somewhere.

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  11. Astra Holder
    Astra Holder May 4, 2017 at 8:37 am

    check out the young man who get charge 2months after he kill a whole man get bail with 1 one surety and asked to bring back the passport for surrender the next day when i know that if you dont hand over the passport you are not walking out .

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  12. Tracy Brown
    Tracy Brown May 4, 2017 at 8:47 am

    This man is a crak head he is always out by my side begging a dollar or selling something to go buy drugs….i was shock the first time I c a white boy in Bim behaving coke out I gave him a dollar all the time he even come In my yard trying to sell me a sunglass….. he’s in the right place yes the mad house

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  13. Erskine Hoyte
    Erskine Hoyte May 4, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Here we go again. White privilege rears its ugly head once again!

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  14. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince May 4, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Deport him…Trump know he missing ….lol…

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  15. Astral Macalesher
    Astral Macalesher May 4, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Wunna think that the mental sweet???

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  16. Ismail Chothia
    Ismail Chothia May 4, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Has nothing to do with colour in his case. He is a coke headed nut job. Two weeks ago in Hastings he came and asked me for two bandages for a deep cut on his leg. The man leg was flawless and he took the bandages and wrapped them around shouting in pain. He isn’t right upstairs and it is def drug related.

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  17. Kathyann Best
    Kathyann Best May 4, 2017 at 10:13 am

    To be forging cheques at that!

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  18. Jimmy White
    Jimmy White May 4, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Getting sent to black rock psychiatric hospital is no sweet bread..As far as this black and white thing goes,,,,if you look at the news you see young men getting bail for shooting,,,,but that doesn’t matter,,,a black man going around robbing old white couples in there homes,we make a song about him like he is a hero but that’s o fucking ok.

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  19. Ego May 4, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Regardless of the skin colour, addicts need help. People are people. the old white couple in St.John who begged for help for their leaky6 roof., did they paint themselves white?

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  20. BUCK May 4, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    To answer the ignrant comments above ! I white and went for welfare yaers back WAS LAUGHED AT BY THE BLACK GOV WORLKERS AND TOLD WHITE MEN CANNOT GET WELFARE IN BARBADOS !
    ALL DE BLCKS DRIVING BIG CARS MERCS AND BMW , GOT SUPERSIZED HOUSES AND WE WHIES IN BARBADOS WAS THE FIRSY SERVANTS AND SLAVES TO MASSA ! YOU PEOPLE IN BIM ARE IGNORANT OF THE TRUE HISTORY OF BARBADOS ! BLACKS AND MULATTOS OWNED IRISH SLAVES ! GO SUCK PUN DAT DEY !

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  21. BUCK May 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Better the mental for assessment than getting raped at Dodds and Murdered !

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  22. BUCK May 4, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    They won’t post my comments here ! Truth hurts ! More Black RICH in Barbados than white , Look all de big cars and supersized houses . Blaclk and Mullatos owned Irish Slaves .I white and asked for WELFARE was LAUGHER AT AND NOT EVEN CONSIDERED BY THE RACIST BLACK IN GOV OF BARBADOS !

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  23. Rese May 4, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    I dont understand how in our society its admirable to look at white people and have the preconceived notion that u kno what they are white so they should be wealthy. And when it comes to black people we tend to think oh slavery happen every since, these black boys shouldn’t be on the block. Guess what? The reason most of the whites’ status stays the same is because they received the better end of slavery and ppl find no prob with it. But because blacks are still feeling the after shock of slavery, we are lazy and want nothing and we should get over slavery right away. HOW?

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  24. Carson C. Cadogan May 4, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Mental Hospital for Fraud?

    What the hell is going on?

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  25. bajan boy May 5, 2017 at 1:41 am

    Carson Cadogan should be there for ignorance..

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  26. Jea Alleyne May 8, 2017 at 6:25 am

    White Privilege exists purely because many ended up being compensated for slavery and “its all about money” We still suffer the effects because the whole structure is still in place and the fact that behaviours are being passed down the generations of both whites and blacks……

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  27. Helicopter(8P) May 9, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Always thought the legal body and judicial system in Barbados was 98% black and empowered

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